Sunday, June 10, 2007

Flashback Tour de France 2006 Prologue

2006 Prologue: Strasbourg Time Trial (7.1km)

This is the stage that Thor Hushovd won by .73 seconds over George Hincapie. It was the stage that Floyd Landis arrived at the starting gate 8 seconds late. Floyd's final time was 9 seconds slower than Thor's. Phil Ligget announced as we waited for Floyd that this was like Del Gado in the 1988 Tour de France. Phil was incorrect it was 1989 that Del Gado was 2'40" late to the start gate. The stats show all the participants. Somehow it misses all the sweat and tricky turns the racers endured.